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Hornets Sign Louis Amundson, Waive Henry Sims

TUESDAY, 10:03am: The Hornets have officially signed Amundson for the remainder of the season, the team announced in a press release. Sims has been released to clear a roster spot, according to the club.

MONDAY, 3:26pm: Louis Amundson's brief stint with the Bulls will come to an end tonight, as the big man tells Chris Tomasson of FOX Sports Florida (Twitter link) that he'll sign with the Hornets once his 10-day contract with the Bulls expires. Amundson's new deal with New Orleans will be for the rest of the season, adds Tomasson (via Twitter).

Amundson, 30, played just two minutes for Chicago, appearing in only one of the five games the team played during his 10 days with the club. He expects to receive more minutes with the Hornets, as he tells Tomasson (Sulia link).

"Chicago was prepared to sign me to another 10-day," Amundson said in a text message. "But I felt I should go somewhere where I can get a better opportunity to play."

In 20 games with the Timberwolves earlier this season, Amundson averaged just 8.1 minutes per contest, his lowest mark since 2007/08. His 6.4 PER and .368 FG% were also career-lows. The Wolves cut him last month when they signed Chris Johnson and Mickael Gelabale to rest-of-season deals.

The Hornets currently have a full roster of 15 players, though two of those guys are on 10-day deals. Henry Sims' 10-day contract expires tomorrow night, so I would guess that New Orleans will wait until Wednesday to sign Amundson, ensuring that the team doesn't have to release a player on a guaranteed contract.

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4 thoughts on “Hornets Sign Louis Amundson, Waive Henry Sims

  1. Lets say the Bulls sign him after his 10 day contract with the hornets. Would he be elgible for the playoffs?

    • HoopsRumors

      Sounds like it’ll be a rest-of-season deal with the Hornets, so that might be a moot point. But hypothetically he could have signed a 10-day contract with the Hornets, then a rest-of-season deal with the Bulls, in which case I believe he would have retained his playoff eligibility.

      — Luke

      • Thanks Luke

    • Brian

      it says the hornets signed him for the rest of the season according to the report he will sign once his 10 day deal expires with the bulls

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